MSTT player Jasmine Chao, competing in her first international tournament, won the U18 Girls Singles @ Australian Junior & Cadet Open that is part of the ITTF World Junior Circuit. Jasmine showed she is a world class player by defeating Chia-Hsuan Lin (U18 WR26) from Chinese Taipei in QF 4-2 then Korean Sehwa Kim 4-0 in SF then in an entertaining final defeated Mengyao Zhang of China 4-1.
Jasmine, together with another new Australian player, Gemma (Jiamuwa) Wu who made SF of Girls Singles, can help keep Australia competitive on the international stage in future years. As stalwarts Jian Fang Lay and Miao Miao are in the twilight of their careers after helping the country maintain respectability on the world scene, Jasmine and Gemma can provide Australia its best chance to win medals at future big events plus provide a great opportunity for other females to improve their level.
To see Jasmine's SF & Final wins click, 2015 Aust. Junior Open Go to 35mins on the clip for SF match then 3hr mark for Final.
To see Junior Girls Singles results click, 2015 Aust. Open U18 Girls Singles
To see article written on ITTF website about Jasmine's win click, Jasmine Chao wins Aust. Open Junior Girls Singles
Other MSTT players who played were Dillon Chambers and Luke Cosgriff. In the Boys Singles, both finished 2nd in their group but did progress into the knockout stage. Dillon had a great match against China's Zhuangwei Li losing 4-1 in a competitive match.
To see the U18 Boys Singles knockout stage click, 2015 Aust. Junior Open - U18 Boys Singles
To see all results click, 2015 Aust. Junior & Cadet Open results